NSP Funding Gets “Compromised”

While Senate Democrats and Republicans were looking to compromise on what is now a trimmed-down, $780 billion stimulus package, it looks like some key progressive measures have been, well, compromised.

$2.25 billion in Neighborhood Stabilization Program funds — money that would have been used to help cities and counties buy vacant, foreclosed properties has been eliminated, according to the National Housing Conference, as well as $1.2 billion in funding to “energy retrofit” project-based Section 8 housing.

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Matthew Brian Hersh served as senior editor at Shelterforce from March 2008 to October 2012. He studied English at Rutgers University and has spent his professional career in journalism, policy, and politics.


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